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Blues’ head coach Craig Berube (center) reacts during Game 1 on May 11 (Josie Lepe)
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Wednesday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits -- Craig Berube, St. Louis Blues, Wrigley Field, Golden State Warriors

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

WEDNESDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Can you name the last former Flyer player before Craig Berube to take a team to the Stanley Finals as a head coach?

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WEDNESDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> It’s a shame the Phillies couldn’t hold on to their 2-1 ninth inning lead at Wrigley Field Tuesday night, but not surprising.

Since 1973, the Phillies are 4-57 (.066) when scoring two or fewer runs at the Friendly Confines. Only the Mets (5-72, .065) have a worse record in such games there among National League teams.

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>>> It would have also been the Phillies’ first win at Wrigley without hitting a home run since May 17, 2012. They have now lost six homerless games in a row there.

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>>> This list was popping around social media Tuesday, but in case you missed it:

MOST CONSECUTIVE FINALS APPEARANCES
10: Montreal Canadiens (1951-60)
10: Boston Celtics (1957-66)
6: Cleveland Browns (1950-55)
5: New York Yankees (1949-53)
5: New York Yankees (1960-64)
5: Montreal Canadiens (1965-69)
5: New York Islanders (1980-84)
5: Golden State Warriors (2015-19)

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>>> Although the Warriors are in the Finals for the fifth straight season, their opponent has changed – finally.

The Warriors-Cavaliers’ four consecutive Finals was the longest such championsip match-up among the four major pro sports.

The only times that the same two teams met for the title three seasons in a row was:

1952-53-54: Detroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns;
1954-55-56: Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Center Craig MacTavish, who played 100 games for the Flyers in the mid-1990s, was the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers when they lost to the Hurricanes in the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals.